An irresistible, creamy, one-pot sausage dish! This tomato sausage pasta is a 30-minute weeknight meal recipe that no one can refuse. Naturally dairy-free and made with gluten-free noodles this one-pot meal will become a family favorite!
Spend LESS time in the kitchen by making use of this one-pot sausage pasta!
It’s creamy, comforting and clean-up is simple.
I’m not sure who the genius is behind one-pot meals (or sheet pan meals either) but I truly thank them.
When you don’t have time after work and school to whip up a full laid out meal but still want to feed your family clean eating inspired dish, this tomato sausage pasta is for you!
- It comes together in just thirty minutes
- Uses gluten-free noodles (without turning everything to mush!)
- No cheese or excessive dairy needed
- One pot means no fuss and no mess
- Lightly seasoned so the kids love it
Ingredients You Need
Obviously, this one-pot meal revolves around tomatoes and sausages.
Any flavor of sausages you choose will work. However, if passing this along to kids I tend to opt for mild sausages from the butcher.
Outside of the basics above, you’ll need:
Onion & Garlic: the base of any good pasta recipe. For kids, make sure to chop these very fine so they don’t notice them!
Broth: water can be used but broth makes the pasta taste so much more comforting. When I don’t have homemade broth on hand I use Perfect Supplements Bone Broth Powder. It’s quick to whip up and a great immune system boost!
Coconut Milk: this is one of the ingredients that help make this sausage pasta so creamy while still remaining dairy-free. Make sure to use the coconut milk from a can (the harder white part, not the water).
Gluten-Free Noodles: you can use a variety of noodles for this one-pot sausage pasta but the best ones I’ve used are quinoa noodles or brown rice noodles. I find many of the chickpea noodles break down while boiling and turn the pasta into mush.
Step By Step Photos
How To Make One Pot Sausage Pasta
- Heat the onion, garlic, and mushrooms.
- Slice the sausages and cook them in the pan until brown.
- Add in the tomatoes and seasonings.
- Bring to a boil and add in the noodles.
- Cover to cook until the noodles are mostly done (about ten minutes).
- Whisk in the coconut milk and remaining ingredients.
- Cook for fifteen more minutes.
Important Teaching Tips
The kind of noodles you choose will affect the texture of the tomato sausage pasta. For best results, opt for brown rice noodles or quinoa noodles.
This one-pot meal isn’t spicy but it is flavorful. If you like more of a kick in your pasta, add in a bit of red pepper flake (not great if you’re serving to kids).
The more you let the pasta cook, the creamier/thicker the dish will be.
This one-pot sausage can easily be made ahead of time and reheated. If going this route, you’ll want to make sure not to cook the noodles all the way through. It will thicken up in the fridge so when you’re reheating it, add ½-1 cup of broth and bring it back to a boil.
Frequently Asked Questions About One-Pot Sausage Pasta
Quinoa noodles and brown rice noodles are the best for one-pot meals. This is because they maintain their structure while boiled down in a sauce. Other noodles often break down which causes the dish to become more like chili.
Adding coconut milk to your one-pot pasta will make it creamier without the addition of cheese. Make sure to use full fat, canned coconut milk which is solid at room temperature and not the milk from the carton.
More Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes You’ll Enjoy
- Slow cooker Tuscan chicken
- Tangy lemon noodle bowl
- Slow cooker teriyaki chicken
- Sheet pan sausage and veggies
- One pan lemon chicken
- Slow cooker balsamic chicken
- 30 minute meals
- Turkey meatballs
- Spicy stuffed peppers
- One pot chicken alfredo
One Pot Tomato Sausage Pasta (Dairy And Gluten-Free)
- Large wok
- In a large wok or pan, heat the avocado oil over medium heat. Add in the onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions begin to go clear.
- Add in the sausage slices and turn the heat up slightly (just above medium). Cook 10-12 minutes until all of the sliced are browned on the outside and the sausages are mostly cooked through.
- Add in the canned tomatoes, broth, basil, sea salt, and chili flakes. Stir well. Mix in the noodles and cover.
- Within 1-2 minutes the mixture should be covered and boiling slightly. Cook covered at a small boil for 10minutes.
- Uncover and stir. Leave the lid off and cook for another 12-15 minutes or until noodles are tender. In the meantime, chop your spinach.
- Stir in the coconut milk, nutritional yeast, spinach and turn off the heat.
- Let sit for 3-5 more minutes for the sauce to turn creamy.
- Not all gluten-free noodles are interchangeable. This recipe works best with quinoa or rice penne.
- Homemade bone broth is great but if you don't regularly have some, opt for bone broth powder. All you need to do is whisk it into boiling water!
- The recipe makes 4-5 servings.